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Welcome back after what I hope was a relaxed break.

 

We are starting to produce Knowledge Organisers, which are the ‘go-to’ documents outlining the essential knowledge that the teachers will be covering across a unit of work; including dates, key personnel, vocabulary, definitions, and other contextual or technical information. These Knowledge Organisers will be shared with pupils, parents and carers – with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn. The Knowledge Organisers for our current topics can be found below.

 

Please feel free to use these as a reference guide for what your child is learning, and also as an opportunity to discuss the facts about the topic with your child and find out as much as you can about each subject. Any knowledge that your child acquires before a topic is taught in class will help them to deepen their understanding in lessons.

 

Knowledge Organisers can also be used to see if your child is able to start making links or offer explanations about the topics they are learning. 

 

Homework this term consists of:

  • Creative Homework Task
  • Reading Challenge
  • Challenge 5 Short, regular maths questions to complete on the same day of learning.

 

Please continue to support your child in their reading and spellings.


Please get in touch if you wish to discuss any concerns about your child’s progress.


Thank you,


Rosie Matthews

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Inspirational Workshops!

On Thursday 6th June children in Years 3 and 4 were visited by a group of students from Walton Girls’ High School.  The Walton students inspired and engaged the children with a series of workshops on the theme of space.  They kicked the afternoon off with a space quiz in the hall and our children eagerly answered their questions.  Following a presentation, the children split off into groups to write space poems and create their own solar system with polystyrene balls and paint (a bit messy, but great fun).   The final session,  run by the performing arts team at Walton, was a solar system dance.  The Walton students had planned, resourced and prepared everything.  It was fantastic to welcome such a hardworking and motivated group of young people into our school and a wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all! 

World Book Day

Our class celebrated World Book Day in style with these fabulous hats! We really enjoyed reading and sharing books with children from different classes in the school.

Roman Day

We had a great day with Partake learning more about the Romans. In the morning, we investigated Roman artifacts, and looked at games that the Romans played. We also tasted some foods that the Romans enjoyed such as dates and their very own tomato ketchup! In the afternoon, two of our class got to dress in Roman clothing. They looked super. Finally, we re-enacted a battle between the Romans and Barbarians with big Roman shields, and the boys won! It was a great day.

 

More photos can be found in the Gallery.

Flag Fen

We had a wonderful time on our class trip to Flag Fen Archaeology Park near Peterborough which is home to a unique ancient wooden monument.  A kilometre long wooden causeway and platform are perfectly preserved in the wetland. Three thousand three hundred years ago this was built and used by the Prehistoric fen people as a place of worship and ritual. Sixty thousand upright timbers and two hundred and fifty horizontal planks are buried under the ground along with many swords and personal items given as offerings to the watery fen. It was a fabulous opportunity for us to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors.

 

More photos can be found in the Gallery.

Celebrating Harvest

I was so proud of the class when they, along with the children in Barasingha Class, led our Harvest celebration. We all had great fun learning the songs and the children worked wonderfully together to perform in front of their friends and family. Well done everyone!

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Hot and Cold Poetry

The children have written some wonderful poetry on the theme of hot and cold.

Leaf Paintings

I was really impressed by how the children used their observational skills to create these beautiful paintings.

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Our Class Display

One of our first tasks this term has been to create a display to represent our class name, Impala. The children used watercolours to create some fabulous paintings and we are very proud of our display in the hall.

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